Partners and Cooperation
The Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team(EAAF)
The Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF – Equipo Argentino de Anthropologia Forense) was recommended by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and mandated by the CMP to design, set up and initially co-ordinate the archaeological and anthropological phases of its project on the Exhumation, Identification and Return of Remains of Missing Persons in Cyprus. From the start of the project in August 2006 until the end of 2007, international forensic experts from EAAF coordinated and trained the CMP bi-communal forensic team currently composed of over 60 Cypriot archaeologists and anthropologists.
Bode Cellmark Forensics
Since 2014, Bode Cellmark Forensics, a leading DNA laboratory based in Virgina, USA, has been providing technical assistance to the CMP through the extraction and matching of DNA from bone-samples.
With an ever growing number of identifications and its highly experienced and specialised staff of more than 60 scientists, the CMP is increasingly being seen as a standard-setting missing persons project that can provide valuable lessons to other contexts where efforts to locate and identify missing persons are being planned. Since 2012, through the facilitation of the ICRC, the CMP has begun to work with Iraqi authorities from the Ministries of Health and Human Rights who aspire to establish the fate of between 250,000 to 1 million missing persons. The CMP regularly hosts Iraqi scientists at its laboratory to provide training in a broad range of forensic techniques.